In short, yes.
The number one suggestion I have in terms of supps and vitamins is to be aware. The number one thing you do not want to do is spend money that you don't need to be spending right?? I know most of us would rather use that extra mula for a lil bit of fun here and there.
I will post a blog on and vlog on what supps/vitamins I am taking,where I get them all, and why I take them!
How are you supposed to know if you need them?
What happens if you take supps/vitamins you do not need?
There are certain vitamins that can actually do damage to your body when they are in excess. Especially, A, D, E, and Iron. This is why I think it is important to consult with your doctor or really look closely at your consistent dietary habits for holes or excess.
What should I be taking?
Like I mentioned, it all comes down to your dietary needs. Best way to know what you need is through a health professional who can run tests for you. When you know or have an idea of what your diet is lacking then you can supplement your diet with the proper nutrients...IF they are proper...hmm? Make sure you know and research the chemical makeup, preparation, and affects/reactions with the human body. My dad is really good about his supplement research and once recommended to me to look at the ingredient(s) and then research each individual ingredient (this is more standard for a supplement rather than a vitamin) but still important! Also try to find a company/distributor you trust.
'Manufacturers are also responsible for the product’s purity, and they must accurately list ingredients and their amounts. But there’s no regulatory agency that makes sure that labels match what’s in the bottles. You risk getting less, or sometimes more, of the listed ingredients. All of the ingredients may not even be listed.''
Consult with your doctor or dietitian. There is a lot to learn and know behind each individual vitamin and supplement. You really must consider your options and ask your doctor to tell you a bit about them all. Keep in mind some may even have reverse affects when mixed or could negate each other when taken together. Smartest thing to do is ask your doctor what is going on in that lil round pill or chewable before you take them willy nilly.